A unique end-to-end solution

Since 2007 Edge Growth has been helping corporate customers across industries integrate their ESD programmes into their procurement and supply chain strategies. In the 7 years since, we’ve evolved our approach, gained the specialist expertise, and built the best-practice capabilities essential to design, develop and deliver end-to-end ESD solutions that support core business objectives whilst contributing to the growth of sustainable, profitable, job-creating SMEs.

How can we help you?

Strategy & Advisory

Edge’s Strategy and Advisory service ensures that the business case for ESD is built on the back of a comprehensive diagnostic assessment of each customer’s existing buying strategies and supply chain operations…

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Fund Management

Lack of funding is one of the primary growth constraints for SMEs. Unlike the majority of ESD service providers, Edge can provide the financing SMEs need to support their growth…

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SME Growth Support

Edge’s SME Growth Support is offered exclusively to enterprises in our customers’ ESD programmes and beneficiaries of our ESD funds…

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Programme Implementation

Edge’s experience with clients across industry - including Anglo American, Sasol, SAB and FNB - has demonstrated that a customised, end-to-end approach to ESD programme implementation ensures the best chance of success….

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Vision & Mission

Edge Growth (Edge) is an Enterprise and Supplier Development (“ESD”) specialist firm, providing an end-to-end holistic Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) solution. We are passionate about leaving a legacy and believe that in South Africa, job creation is the most powerful way to transform the social injustices caused by the lack of skills, education and jobs.

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More about Our Funds
  • Edge Action Fund

    The Edge Action Fund Trust provides a solution to medium-sized companies looking to make a meaningful local impact with their ED contribution. The Edge Action fund exists to provide a meaningful solution to their specific challenges, aligning to both the letter and spirit of ESD. The fund pools multiple ESD contributions and then channels them to worthy SME beneficiaries, who receive on-going support to ensure sustainability.

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  • ASISA Enterprise Development Fund

    Edge Growth, in alliance with the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA), manages an Enterprise Development Fund that invests in the strategic growth and development of SMEs so as to create sustainable shared value for investments, investors, industry and the country at large.

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  • Vumela ED Fund

    In alliance with FNB, Edge manages this R186m Social Venture Capital Fund. This long-term, sustainable initiative, through which the FirstRand Group supports entrepreneurs and obtains ESD points, provides a holistic, outsourced end-to-end ESD solution for FirstRand.

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Case Studies
  • Save-it


    Saving Save-It from bankruptcy has saved 4 full time jobs and 32 part time jobs …
  • ENV&E


    Funding and growth support enables recycling company to reach its potential.
  • SIH Artisan Training

    SIH Artisan Training

    Work with SME increases capacity, better targets customers and creates new jobs.
  • Tiers of Delight

    Tiers of Delight

    SME support streamlines business processes and implements strategic planning.